The ERAB e-Newsletter - Issue 3
ERAB is pleased to announce the funding of four new grants starting in 2011 and would like to congratulate the successful researchers.
Applications this year were of outstandingly high quality and deciding which of the 39 applications to fund was, as always, really difficult. ERAB would like to thank the external reviewers who completed review forms for the applications which helped the Advisory Board to identify the best applications with regard to the clarity of the hypothesis, the merit of the science, the calibre of the team and the appropriateness of the budget.
These projects will be starting in January 2011.
* Subject to receipt of Ethical Approval
New Frontiers in Alcohol and Health
To mark its first seven years ERAB has published a book, "New Frontiers in Alcohol and Health", edited by Professor Philippe De Witte. There are five main chapters written by members of the ERAB Advisory Board. Each presents the research funded by ERAB with its added value in the context of the body of knowledge in that area.
"In today´s world, we seek to understand, through scientific inquiry, why people drink, why some drink more than others, and why some drink despite negative consequences. Such scientific inquiries require the exploration of multiple spheres of influence ranging from genetic susceptibility to environmental risk within the context of prevailing socio-cultural norms. To this end, ERAB the European Foundation for Alcohol Research is an outstanding example of how the brewing industry and academia are working together to address these issues of mutual concern in contemporary European societies."
Professor TK Li, Former Chairman of Scientific Advisory Council of ABMRF, Former Director of NIAAA, NIH.
The book can be obtained on line at a cost of €16.50 for a paperback and €11.00 for a pdf in English
International Medical Advisory Group Conference
In October this year ERAB organised the 36th International Medical Advisory Group (IMAG) Conference in Frascati, Italy. More than 100 delegates attended the scientific sessions which covered: sociological factors influencing patterns of alcohol consumption; appraisal of treatment strategies; development and treatment of alcoholic liver disease; cardio vascular protection; and cancer risk. The majority of presentations were given by ERAB grantees. Participants came from 17 countries, representing university departments, medical research institutes, brewing companies and brewing trade associations.
ERAB sponsors travel stipends for Alcoholism and Stress Conference.
ERAB is providing 5 partial travel stipends (up to 750 Euro) for attendees of a meeting in Volterra, Italy in May 2011 - Alcoholism and Stress: A Framework for Future Treatment Strategies, 3 - 6 May, 2011, http://volterraconference.com/home.html
Preference will be given to young researchers from European institutions (under 35 years) with little or no sources of funding and to scientists from areas with few resources to fund such a trip. The travel award application deadline is December 15th, 2010. To apply for this award, please contact Dr. Marisa Roberto at email@example.com.
Invitation to apply for funding
ERAB: The European Foundation for Alcohol Research (ERAB) invites applications for funding of any aspect of biomedical or psychosocial research into alcohol, or more specifically beer, from researchers from an established European research institution or university.
In this, the ninth round of applications the ERAB is again particularly encouraging applications for research in the psychosocial field. Maximum overall funding for a single project will not exceed €100,000, for a maximum two year project (€50,000 for a one year project). Applications will be externally peer reviewed.
An application form may be obtained from www.erab.org
Applications should be returned to the Chair of the ERAB Advisory Board, Professor Philippe De Witte, on firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for application is Monday 11th April 2011.
Decision in November 2011 for uptake of grants from January 2012.
ERAB also offers Travel and Exchange Awards for young researchers working in this field. For more information go to www.erab.org